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New York Mets Reportedly Sign Bartolo Colon

Posted By Steve Kinsella On December 11, 2013 @ 5:31 PM In MLB,News and Rumors | No Comments

New York Mets Reportedly Sign Bartolo Colon

Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reports that the New York Mets have reached a tentative agreement (pending a phyiscal) with 40-year old Bartolo Colon [1] on a 2-year contract worth $20 million .

Bartolo  Colon [2]Colon spent the last two seasons with the Oakland Athletics posting a record of 28-15 with a 2.99 ERA while making 54 starts. While with the A’s he did not strike out a lot of hitters (5.4 K/9) but achieved impeccable control (1.4 BB/9).

Last season he went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA over 30 starts (190.1 innings pitched). He was suspended for 50-games in 2012 after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs and was later named in the Biogenesis investigation.

 


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